Central Eastside Brewery Will Feature A Whos Who From The Portland Culinary Scene

Dated: January 13 2016

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Portland's Central Eastside Industrial District will continue its evolution this spring with the opening of a new brewery and restaurant by some of the heavy-hitters of the region's culinary scene.

Charlie Devereux, founder of Hood River's Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom, Matthew Jacobson of Sizzle Pie fame and Rodney Muirhead, the man behind barbecue joint Podnah's Pit, are teaming up on Wayfinder Beer. The new brewery and restaurant will be located in the century-old brick warehouse at 304 S.E. 2nd Ave. The building is the former City Sign Co. building.

Matthew Jacobson, Charlie Devereux and Rodney Muirhead are teaming up on a new brewery and restaurant in the Central Eastside called Wayfinder Beer.

The new brewery and restaurant will include a beer hall with seating for more than 100, as well as a large outdoor seating area. According to a release about the brewery, a 10-barrel capacity, four-vessel lager brewhouse built by local fabricator JV Northwest will sit adjacent to the main dining area. There will also be a custom-built wood-fired grill in the kitchen, and outside will be a 2,200 square-foot wood-planked deck with fire pit.

Portland-based Works Partnership Architecture is the firm behind the design work.

According to the release, the project began as a collaboration between Devereux and Jacobson, who share similar experiences as entrepreneurs and beer lovers. Muirhead is designing a beer-friendly menu that will feature sandwiches, house-made sausages, pretzels and snacks during the day. For the dinner hours, Wayfinder will offer steaks, chops, coal-roasted vegetables and more.

Wayfinder has hired brewmaster Kevin Davey, recently of Gordon Biersch in Seattle, to lead the brewing effort. He plans a lineup of pilsners and lagers alongside American and Belgian-inspired ales.

At 8,900 square feet, Wayfinder will have room to eventually expand and meet wholesale demand. Devereux estimates the facility can ultimately support up to 7,500 barrels per year of production. The establishment is expected to open this spring.


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